Temporary Cessation of Angling on Gwent Angling Society Waters.

Following the latest advice from Angling Trust we are asking all our members not to fish our waters until advised that this is OK to do so.
The reasoning behind this is that the majority of the committee are of the opinion that should any angler become injured on the river bank or become involved in an accident whilst travelling to the river then that in itself would cause avoidable impact on all emergency services.
No matter how we can try to justify that a short journey maybe harmless there is always the opportunity that it could cause harm and have an impact.
We have all witnessed and heard of the reports of many stupid and selfish acts that have resulted negatively to the situation.
We  feel, although reluctantly, we must ask you not to fish any of our waters until you hear otherwise.
This decision will be reviewed 3 weeks from today.
We thank you for your patience and understanding in these unprecedented times

Yours
The Committee

Coronavirus update

Our support hub and helpline are now available

Tuesday, 24th March 2020
The Angling Trust has now created a dedicated support helpline for angling organisations. You can access details of the helpline, along with information about financial support that could be available to angling organisations and businesses promised by the Government as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated impact, on our dedicated support pages.

Clubs, fisheries and other angling organisations can access this information here.

We must all do what is required of us by the Government and work together to fight this pandemic. Therefore until further notice we should all refrain from fishing. This is about saving lives and supporting the NHS.

In regards to the current restrictions announced by the Government on Monday 23 March 2020 it is clear that the only permitted activities that have been specified are walking, running and cycling for the purpose of local daily exercise. Today we have written to the Sports Minister highlighting the benefits to both physical health and mental wellbeing that angling provides and that we are ready and prepared to offer whatever support the government or Sport England require now or in the future to get people back fishing as soon as is safely possible.

We will post updates for all anglers on our dedicated support pages

Many thanks, stay safe and look after each other,

Jamie Cook

Chief Executive

Angling Trust